The Holi Festival in India is an annual holiday celebrated by Hindus that marks the arrival of spring and wishes for a good spring harvest. The festival is celebrated all day and night and happens in March.\nThough it's an ancient Hindu tradition, the festival is celebrated all around the Asian continent. Holi requires one to dress head-to-toe in white and get smeared with a wide variety of colours. Revellers also carry water-guns and water balloons, as such, there's a veritable free-for-all in the streets of India.\nThough we're a little late to the party, Montreal has its own Holi Festival of Colours that is happening this August 10th at the Old Port of Montreal!\nInspired by the ancient Hindu tradition, Montreal's Holi Festival of Colours is a combined music and happiness festival where we can all let loose, throw colours at each other, and dance to some dope beats.\nThis year's edition will feature 2 live bands and DJs playing Bollywood, Bhangra, house, indie, Reggaeton, and even Latin music!\nView this post on Instagram « Holi Festivals Des Couleurs » au Quaie de l’Horloge du Vieux-Port de Montréal. • #holi #holifestivalofcolours #holifestival2018 #montreal #montreallifestyle #montrealdiversity #indianfestival #livingincolor A post shared by Martin Dubé (@smartdub) on Jul 29, 2018 at 5:13am PDT\nThe chief attraction will be the colour throwing, though! Thousands of people will descend upon the Old Port near the Quai-de-Horloge and will pelt each other with colour-filled balloons and water-guns.\nView this post on Instagram A great moment ☀️💛 #montreal #mtl #mtlmoments #holifestival #holi #indianfestival #colors #colorful #summer2018 A post shared by Émeline 🌸🌷 (@emelinespictures) on Jul 29, 2018 at 4:47am PDT\nOrganizers recommend that people wear white for maximum colour coverage but it isn't mandatory. In fact, white t-shirts will be sold on site so don't worry if you feel left out in a sea of white!\nI suggest you wear clothing you don't ever plan on wearing again because as you can see from the photos, you won't be able to wear your clothes after celebrating!\nREAD ALSO: Montreal Is Getting An All-New Magical Unicorn-Themed Store\nEvery ticket sold will come with a bag of colour so that you can join in the fun. If you run out, colour bags are sold on-site for just $3 bucks! No, you cannot bring your own colour powder.\nView this post on Instagram #holimontreal #holimontréal2018 #holi #montreal #montréal #colourfestival A post shared by Nina (@ninasevera) on Jul 30, 2018 at 5:25am PDT\nEarly-bird tickets are now on sale at the low low price of $14.95 each. After the pre-sale, tickets will be available for $19.95.\nThere will even be a fireworks display at night! The event starts at noon and will continue all day until 11 PM!\nView this post on Instagram Yesterday at the Holi colour festival in the old port A post shared by Nina (@ninasevera) on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:37pm PDT\nAugust 10th is set to be Montreal's most colourful day of the year! For complete details, please visit the Holi Festival of Colours Montreal's official site.\nEverything you need to know:\nWHAT: Holi Festival of Colours\nWHERE: Quai de l'Horloge at the Old Port\nWHEN: August 10th, 2019 @ 12 PM - 11 PM.\nFor full details, click here.